[ gas-ing ]
/ ˈgæs ɪŋ /
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an affecting, overcoming, or poisoning with gas or fumes.
the act of a person or thing that gasses.
a process by which something is gassed, as in fumigation.
the evolution of gases during electrolysis.



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Origin of gassing

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British Dictionary definitions for gassing

/ (ˈɡæsɪŋ) /


the act or process of supplying or treating with gas
the affecting or poisoning of persons with gas or fumes
the evolution of a gas, esp in electrolysis
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Medical definitions for gassing

[ găsĭng ]


Poisoning by irrespirable or otherwise noxious gases.
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